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The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War
The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9831745-3-0
Authors: Ali Ahmad Jahali and Lester Grau

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An in-depth analysis of Afghan guerrilla tactics

After a 10-year manhunt, the mastermind of one of the deadliest attacks in U.S. History, Osama bin Laden, has been eliminated. While this may be a significant victory for America, the war on terror is far from over. But this war is no stranger to history. Over 20 years have passed since the Soviet-Afghan War, yet American war fighters are still suffering from the same strategic faults of the Soviets. With history staring us in the face, we must ensure we don't make the same mistakes as those who came before us. This book was designed as the companion to Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan. The after action reports contained in The Other Side of the Mountain focus on the Mujahideen tactics that made these commanders, mostly made up of civilians, such a force to be reckoned with.

The tools you need to fight an insurgency

Most of the tactical reviews included are coupled with a color full-page map complete with topography, movements of forces, fields of fire and more. Each event describes in detail what caused the mission to succeed or fail, and what should have been done differently.
“This book provides a detailed look into how our enemy fights and thinks. Little has changed since the Soviets fought the Mujahideen. Learn from their mistakes. A must read for anyone deploying to Afghanistan. Reading this book could save your life or the lives of your team members.”
—CSM (Ret) Mark Gerecht, U.S. Army

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